Zhongshan Yue

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Hi, guys. I am a PhD student at the Institute for Population and Development Studies,Xi’an Jiaotong University,Xi'an, China. Currently, I mainly focus on the study of rural-urban migration relating to urbanization and social cohesion. The process and implication of the rural-urban migration is a complex social system, accordingly, social network analysis and other methods of complex science were introduced in our study. It is one of the maiden attempts to use methods of complexity science into social systems in China, which makes our work more significant. In the near future I hope we can get some new discoveries in the field of weighted complex network. Look forward to meeting you!

Here is my responses to the five questions:

1. What topics do you have some expertise in and would you be willing to help others learn them?

My study is in the field of social science, currently I mainly focus on the rural-urban migration in the urbanization and social cohesion process of China especially from the perspective of social network. I have participated in a social survey of large-scale in Shenzhen, so I have some experience on this topic. I have some ability to make the original data in questionnaires be available to further analysis. At the same time, I think I am familiar with the basic knowledge of social network analysis and some statistical analysis. I also can use the software “matlab” and “ucinet” to do some analysis with social network data. If you are interested in these topics, it would be my pleasure to communicate with you.

2. What do you want to learn at the CSSS?

I think the CSSS will absolutely enlarge my knowledge related with network analysis, also the analogous knowledge that can help us to better understand the realistic social phenomenon, take the rural-urban migration in China’s urbanization process for example.

3. Do you have any projects or research interests that would benefit from an interdisciplinary approach?

Surely I do have, I have mentioned above, the social phenomenon of rural-urban migration in China much related to the urbanization and social cohesion, a very complex problem, is the project. In the project, we might need the statistical analysis, the network analysis, and some other mathematics models that can be used to help us comprehend its dynamic process.

4. Do you have any ideas for what sort of project you would like to do this summer?

See the question 3 please; I think my answer is over there.

5. Suppose you could travel one-hundred years in the future and ask researchers any three questions. What would those questions be?

①My first question is how I can give an appropriate three-sentence-answer to the question, just kidding, but it is still one of the three questions, for any questions are allowed to ask. ②Will the difference between social science and the natural science still be significant like the situation at present in the future, as the trend of the interdisciplinary researches is “coming into fashion”? ③What should I do or what quality should I have before I become a very successful researcher in the field of social science, as a successful researcher if I have any other questions I could ask myself, so possibly I wouldn’t need to bother other successful researchers.